Recently I “inherited” china. My mother-in-law brought me Aunt Mimi’s china from Florida. It’s Noritake’s Blue Hill. It is a delicate print of blue flowers with a platinum trim.
I am very excited because I also have the Noritake Crestmont china pattern, which coordinates beautifully with the Blue Hill. A china set for Miss M and The Beauty Queen. What a great honor it will be to pass china on to my daughters.
Of course, I tell you this because it created a dilemna. The china arrived in rubbermaid bins, wrapped in newspaper. The bins sat in my dining room for almost two months. Then, Miss M casually asked me, “Mom? What do you even do with china?”
My mind whirled and my mouth just starting rambling, telling her, “Create beautiful memories. Dinners of holiday gatherings. You first date eating with us. China is the foundation for the memories. We may not remember the meal, but we will always remember the time we spent together and the occasion that we brought out our china!”
Her brows furrowed and she said, “We have to get it all out of the bins and unwrap it each time we want to eat off of it?”
And there was reasoning in her sentence.
That’s when BrylaneHome stepped in and sent me their Country Kitchen Buffet to review. It was the perfect accessory for our new, fancy china!
I have plans for my dining room. It’s starting to come together. The BrylaneHome exclusive Country Kitchen Buffet fits right in with my dining room AND my kitchen. It is a counter, cupboard and storage space all combined into a lovely piece of furniture.
It arrived heavy. It requires assembly so I lugged the box inside. The instructions were not very detailed and there was a lot of doing and undoing going on before it became furniture. It took about 2.5 hours of assembly. Be sure to read through the instructions and have a visual at all times. The pieces are lettered, making identification easy.
Assembled it looks like this:
I love that it has space upon space for storage. Two drawers, a small door with a shelf and then a double door with extra wide storage shelving.
The unit itself is 30.5″ tall x 43.5″ wide and 16″ deep.
It is made of low emission engineered wood with a veneer top. It’s solid!
Once it was built and moved into its place, the fun began. Miss M and I unpacked and unwrapped all of Aunt Mimi’s china. It was a great time to share stories about Aunt Mimi with Miss M and together, we dreamed of the adventures the china has already seen with Aunt Mimi.
The service for 12 fits wonderfully inside the BrylaneHome Country Kitchen Buffet.
The side cabinet allowed room to store two more china sets of four from Aunt Mimi with ease.
This piece compliments the room and gives a casual elegance. We are so excited for Easter when we will use Aunt Mimi’s china for the first time and celebrate family, faith and friends.